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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

New Zealand 85m Colour
Directors: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement; Cast: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford

what-we-do-in-the-shadowsWhat We Do in the Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary that gains “full access” to a secret New Zealand society who gather for the “The Unholy Masquerade”. At the film’s outset, we meet Viago, a fastidious vampire who introduces his fellow flatmates to discuss the challenges of their shared “living” arrangements. Among their issues is the fact that Deacon hasn’t done the bloody dishes for five years. Much of the film’s humour is understated and deals with the more mundane aspects of vampire life. Although there is little in the way of plot, the documentary format serves as ample basis for the many satirical gags that pay homage to almost every theme in the vampire genre (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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One comment on “What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

  1. Dan O.
    03/15/2015

    Has a heart to it, that allows for the jokes to work a lot better. Nice review Klaus.

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